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Kilimanjaro via the Western Breach route is the most challenging and also by far the most dangerous way to summit but it is not as technical as it’s often portrayed. John Leary and friends found there are some tricky sections that require scrambling but not advanced rock climbing skills. The challenge offers the chance to do something unusual and to be different. Where all other routes take you to the crater rim, this route takes you inside the crater before topping out. After a rest day we took a safari to Ngorngoro Conservation Area, with the world’s largest concentration of lions and some of the last remaining black rhinos, and Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks discovering animals around every corner. On Zanzibar (The Spice Island) we wound down with a visit to Stone Town (a World Heritage Site) and the beautiful beaches with clear Indian Ocean water.